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Chasing North Star has heart and is packed with nostalgic cultural references from the Wonder Years era. Inspired by a true story, Heidi McCrary’s novel is no one’s fantasy of the perfect childhood. Part horror story, part love story, it keeps the reader engaged and lays bare what it’s like to grow up with a mentally ill mother who broke her children’s 45s but couldn’t break their spirits.”
—Lori Moore, TV/radio personality and actress

Chasing North Star explores universal themes of abandonment, isolation, grief, mental illness, and forgiveness in an authentic and engaging manner. The narrative is familiar, like a close friend sharing a secret. Heidi McCrary’s novel sheds light on the ways we are taught to hide or ignore the pain we see in others and just how much one person’s kindness can make all the difference to a person in their life journey.”
—J. Dylan Yates, author of
The Belief in Angels and Szaja’s Story

“Heidi McCrary’s debut novel,
Chasing North Star, is a moving story about secrets and survival and enduring sibling ties, bound by a mother’s mental illness. This heartfelt tale lingers long after the final page.”
—Linda Kass, author of
Tasa’s Song and A Ritchie Boy

Chasing North Star is a poignant novel that beautifully captures the small-town childhood of four siblings trying to survive their mother’s frightening mental illness. The author sharply renders the generational impact of trauma by including shifts to the mother’s difficult past in wartime Germany.”
—Elise Schiller, author of
Watermark

“Heidi McCrary delivers an unforgettable and unflinching coming-of-age novel about the ties that bind siblings in their complicated family struggles.
Chasing North Star examines the pain—often terror—of growing up with a narcissistic, mentally ill mother and the fact that the love we all crave has to ultimately be found in ourselves.”
—Diana Y. Paul, author of
Things Unsaid

About the Author

Heidi McCrary is the youngest of five children. She has worked in the media world all her life; she spent many years with the West Michigan CBS TV station, and is currently in the advertising marketing industry. She is also a contributing writer for a regional women’s magazine. Embracing all that West Michigan has to offer, Heidi can often be found in one of the many wonderful towns along the Lake Michigan shoreline, or on the local golf course, working on her goal of becoming a mediocre golfer. She lives with her husband, Jon, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, just a short drive from Alamo, where she grew up, and owns the family woods depicted in Chasing North Star. Her two sons, Tyler and Phillip, are doing great despite being raised by a mother with no formal training. Chasing North Star is her first novel. She currently resides in Kalamazoo, MI.
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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ She Writes Press (September 29, 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 290 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1631527576
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1631527579
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 12 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 0.75 x 8.5 inches
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Heidi is the youngest of five children and lives with her husband, Jon in Kalamazoo, Michigan, just a short drive from Alamo where she grew up. She now owns the family woods that are depicted in the book, where her children have been known to use as a place to get away from their own mother and father. Her two sons, Tyler and Phillip, are doing great despite being raised by a mother with no formal training.

Embracing all that West Michigan has to offer, Heidi can often be found hanging with her family in Kalamazoo and the many unique towns along the Lake Michigan shoreline or on the local golf course, working on her goal of becoming a mediocre golfer. Heidi has worked in the media world all her adult life—many years with the West Michigan CBS television affiliate, and currently in the advertising industry. She is also a contributing writer for a regional women’s magazine.

Chasing North Star is Heidi’s first novel.

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